RIP Poly Styrene

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on RIP Poly Styrene

From The Guardian: “Poly Styrene, best known as the frontwoman with 1970s punk group X-Ray Spex, has died. Styrene was receiving treatment for an advanced form of breast cancer when she passed away yesterday (Monday 25 April). She was 53.”

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VIDEO: Poly Styrene “Black Christmas”

December 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Poly Styrene “Black Christmas”

Highly revered for her time in the short-lived X-Ray Spex, Poly Styrene has flown way under the radar since her teenage punk days. Known for her brash banshee wail, Styrene sang on one of the finest punk rock records of all time, Germ Free Adolescents. After suffering a nervous breakdown from constant gigging by age […]

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REUNION: X-Ray Spex

September 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on REUNION: X-Ray Spex

Legendary UK punk outfit X-Ray Spex reformed to play its debut full-length, Germ Free Adolescents, in its entirety this past Friday night at the Roundhouse in London. 3000 people showed up to catch the band’s first performance since 1995. This clip is of the band’s classic “Oh Bondage, Up Yours!” taken from the show.

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